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Murphy's Beach

Mile 20 East Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI
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Beautiful

The water looked too rough the day we visited so we did not get in even though plenty of local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula M
,
Kaneohe, Hawaii
via mobile
Great Beach for snorkel

Love this beach. Will go back, lots of beach glass and coral. Snorkeling is right there, knee deep... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Jo P
,
Geneva, Ohio, United States
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (5 reviews)
“water shoes” (4 reviews)
“mile marker” (4 reviews)
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Mile 20 East Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water looked too rough the day we visited so we did not get in even though plenty of local children and teens were in the water. The snorkeling is supposed to be good but we decided not to try it due to conditions. The...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Love this beach. Will go back, lots of beach glass and coral. Snorkeling is right there, knee deep. Go early to beat the crowds. Everyone likes it. You can see Maui and turtle island.

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A beautiful beach with good if not VERY shallow snorkeling. Probably ideal for very small children just learning to snorkel.

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I really enjoy this beach, we love to snorkel so it was one beach to do so. Tide is low during summer and water clear. Not many fishes to see but it does have some pretty Coral where you will find some cute little fishes....More

Thank anacotton27
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Shady sandy beach right on the road Great swimming in summer ( June) and snorkelling off the beach Better sights out near the reef if you are a good swimmer

Thank ChrisHamnett
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stayed at a cottage near this beach. It was a beautiful place to sit and watch the water. Snorkeling ok, best for beginners or children to learn.

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is definitely my favorite Beach! The water is shallow with a ton of coral so water shoes are a necessity. Beautiful views and shaded areas.

1  Thank kseeke
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Murphy's Beach has always been touted as a good place to snorkel. However, it is on the inside of the reef and very shallow that you hit you feet on the bottom. There are also not many fish at all to view.

Thank travelfortherapy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the best beach to visit in the winter months. Make sure to go during higher tide, otherwise it's quite shallow. Decent snorkeling. It would be nice if there was bathrooms/porta-potties, but you can't have everything. Lots of parking, but you pretty much have...More

1  Thank Roy J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Gorgeous sandy beach and often we were the only ones there. The sand was a little abrasive but so beautiful and shallow.

Thank Sarah H
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